November 21, 2022 - Oswego County Today

November 21, 2022 – Oswego County Today

Graphic by Fred Reed.

OSWEGO COUNTY – According to the Oswego County Health Department, there have been a total of 106 additional cases of COVID-19 (data from November 14 to November 20) in the past week, and three more deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

“We are always sad to report the loss of a neighbor, regardless of the progress we are making on the COVID-19 front,” said Vera Dunsmoor, acting director of public health for Oswego County. “We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of these residents. It is important to remember that we must continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. »

Oswego County’s community level of COVID-19 has been reduced to “low,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) now recommend that people wear a mask if they have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms, or have tested positive for the virus. It is also recommended that people stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and get tested if they have symptoms.

The distribution of the data collected during the Nov. 14 to Nov. 20 period is as follows:

  • Number of laboratory/supplier tests: 1,711
  • Number of positive cases in laboratory/supplier: 92
  • Percentage of lab/vendor positive cases: 5.38%
  • Number of positive home test results: 14

The health department reminds residents to report positive COVID-19 home test results and exposures on its online portal. People can also upload isolation/quarantine documents requested by schools and employers. Go to and click on the appropriate link.

Residents who test positive are encouraged to notify any close contacts. The close contact should wear a properly fitted mask for 10 days (with day one starting the day after their last exposure) and self-monitor for symptoms. Contacts should test for COVID-19 on day six, unless they develop symptoms earlier. Those who develop symptoms should isolate at home and test for COVID-19. They must stay home until they receive their test results. If they test positive, they should continue to self-isolate at home for at least five days. If negative, they should continue taking precautions until day 10.

The Oswego County Health Department offers weekly immunization clinics at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego. Every Tuesday, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., staff administer general vaccinations for children and adults, including COVID-19 vaccines.

Appointments are required for all doses at all clinics to avoid wait times and ensure vaccines will be available. Go to:

Face masks are required at all clinics across the county and, while supplies last, COVID-19 home testing kits will be distributed to those who get vaccinated. Vaccines are also available at local pharmacies and health care provider offices.

The Oswego County Office of Aging can help people age 60 and older who need help navigating the Internet to book appointments for county clinics. Call 315-349-3484.

Free transportation is provided for residents to travel to COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites through a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Rides are available between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday see you on Friday. Call 315-598-1514 to plan a ride in advance.

Today’s stats are below:

Oswego County:

The Oswego County COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.

  • Oswego County seven-day positivity rate: 4.1% (November 14: 3.4%)
  • Total reported deaths: 219 (14 November: 216)
  • The number of people vaccinated can be found here.

SUNY Oswego Statistics: Note – the college has stopped publishing information on its site, and instead statistics are available on the SUNY-wide COVID-19 tracker.

Oswego County School Districts: Find your school district’s COVID-19 report card here. It shows if there are positive cases in the school district, for students and staff.

Deaths in Oswego County nursing homes: (as of November 18)

  • Deaths in retirement homes linked to COVID-19:
    • In nursing home – 53 (no change)
    • Outside the nursing home – 8 (no change)
  • Deaths in assisted living facilities related to COVID-19:
    • In an assisted living facility – 0 (no change)
    • External assisted living – 0 (no change)
  • Other deaths in adult care facilities discharged for COVID-19:
    • In an adult care facility: 1 (no change)
    • Outdoor establishment for adults: 3 (no change)

New York: (since yesterday)

  • Total number of positive cases: 6,244,030 (14 November: 6,218,033)
  • Total deaths reported by CDC: 75,522 (November 14: 75,317)

Other status updates can be found here.

WE: (from 2:21 p.m.)

  • Total number of positive cases: 98,324,502 (14 November: 98,030,615)
  • Total number of deaths: 1,077,108 (14 November: 1,074,599)

Worldwide: (from 2:21 p.m.)

  • Total number of positive cases: 638,249,265 (14 November: 635,439,480)
  • Total number of deaths: 6,621,560 (14 November: 6,610,770)


COVID-19 information:

  • Oswego County COVID-19 Helpline: 315-349-3330
  • Oswego County YouTube Updates
    • These videos are briefings given by Oswego County officials once a month.
  • Fulton Coronavirus Helpline – 315-895-4767

Testing information:

Free transportation is available for residents to travel to COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites through a partnership between Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Transportation is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 315-598-1514 to schedule a ride ahead.

Report a positive COVID-19 home test here.

Vaccine information:


Links for statistics:

The first two cases in Oswego County were confirmed on March 22, 2020.

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